Crime

  Woman admits to shooting mother in her sleep after being interviewed as a witness

A Memphis woman has been arrested for shooting her mother in her sleep.

Memphis police in search of suspects involved in fatal hit and run crash

  Former Oxford officer charged with murder to be moved to new jail following Facebook post

  Records show Florida truck driver accused of plotting Memphis mass shooting previously sought mental help

  Man convicted of killing Memphis music teacher; 5 other suspects await trial

  Memphis church burglarized twice in a week

  Police: No charges coming in deadly Jackson Avenue apartment shooting

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MFD: Frayser house fire started by Molotov cocktail, suspect arrested

  Man killed in New Chicago shooting

  Trio tied to several purse snatching incidents appear in court

  Southaven police identify body buried in backyard

MPD: Officers respond to residence shooting on S. Willet St.

Orange Mound registered sex offender convicted for sexually assaulting a child

Bartlett Police investigating shots fired near Shops of Quail Ridge

According to Bartlett Police Department, witnesses reported multiple shots had been fired from a white vehicle that then left the a shopping area.

  Person shot inside sports bar

A person was shot inside a Memphis sports bar and taken to the hospital overnight.

  Trio suspected in 5 purse snatching incidents scheduled to appear in court

A group of alleged purse snatchers have been tied to another crime.

  Low pay contributes to staffing problems at Mississippi prisons

In an interview with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, Pro-Publica and Investigate TV, Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelicia Hall spoke about conditions in state-run prisons. Hall said low pay is contributing to staffing shortages in those facilities.

  Suspect accused of leaving threatening notes at Bartlett churches arrested in Oklahoma

  Attorneys ask for psych evaluation for Ole Miss murder suspect Brandon Theesfeld as Ally Kostial’s friends and family fill the courtroom

  DeSoto County Schools investigating explicit video ‘inadvertently and unknowingly’ shared from teacher’s phone

  Police ID man shot and killed at Memphis apartment

  Truck driver indicted for shooting death of furniture store manager

  Murder trial of accused Lorenzen Wright killer stalled due to new evidence

  Police cruiser hit by car while officers were writing ticket

Two police officers were injured in a crash on I-240 overnight.

  Car crashes into corner store

Memphis Police are investigating a two-car accident that left one vehicle crashing into a building.

  Family demands answers after man shot, killed in North Memphis

Family members have identified the man who was shot and killed outside a North Memphis apartment.

  MPD: Woman injured in shooting at Walgreens

Memphis Police are investigating after a woman showed up at St. Francis Wednesday evening, suffering from a gunshot wound.

  Stolen car slams into home with woman asleep inside

A stolen car crashed into a North Memphis home Tuesday night while a woman was fast asleep inside.

  Arkansas father arrested, accused of forcing child into hot car as punishment

An Arkansas man was arrested Tuesday for forcing his 10-year-old son into a hot car as punishment.

  Woman accused of killing Memphis pastor, shooting his wife will likely remain in jail until trial

The woman accused of shooting and killing a Memphis pastor returned to court Wednesday morning, after being indicted last month.

Murder investigation underway after body found on side of road

The body found along a roadway will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Mississippi student taken into police custody for allegedly bringing weapon to school

School administrators detained the student and called police who searched the student and found a concealed weapon.

  Suspect in 2015 Memphis murder captured in Mexico

Christian Hall was wanted on charges of first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery for the 2015 murder of a convenience store clerk.

  Police arrest man accused of impersonating cop

Police arrested the man they said was impersonating a police officer.

Car crashes into house during carjacking attempt

A car winded up crashed into a house after an attempted carjacking.

  Woman shot while sleeping at home

Family members said everyone was inside the home sleeping or getting ready for bed when the gunfire happened.

  Police investigating threatening notes left at 2 local churches

Officers took reports at Christ Church on Yale Road and New Hope Christian Church on Yale Road.

Police respond to homicide on Jackson Ave.

Police say one male victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

  Affidavit: Florida truck driver threatened to slit pastor’s throat, commit mass shooting at Memphis church

The affidavit says Thomas McVicker sent his friend a message Aug. 9 that read, “I was thinking about shooting a church up but I’m afraid how it will affect my family in the flesh when I’m gone. So I think I’m going to kill some people on the street then get away with it then kill myself.”

  ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign credited with thwarting Memphis mass shooting plot

The capture of Thomas Matthew McVicker marks the fourth mass shooting incident nationwide that’s been thwarted by law enforcement in a week’s time.

  Suspect wanted in burglary of Beale St. business, police say

Memphis Police Department released a statement via Facebook on Tuesday regarding a burglary of a Beale Street business on Aug. 14.

Man indicted in shooting death of acquaintance

District Attorney General Amy Weirich says, Floyd Middlebrook, 24, shot and killed 20-year-old Donell Lloyd outside of a residence on March 30 in the 2900 block of Southwall Street.

Memphis man accused of using internet to solicit sex from teen

Wyking Shumpert, 34, is charged with solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means and sexual battery by an authority figure.

Police: ‘Suspicious person’ at Miss. Walmart had guns, hundreds of rounds of ammo

Around 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, Petal police received the initial report of an armed man acting suspiciously at Walmart.

‘Operation Crystal Mountain’ nets 375 drug trafficking arrests across 3 states

The DEA’s “Operation Crystal Mountain” worked with law enforcement across Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

  FBI: Truck driver threatened mass shooting at Memphis church

Federal agents say a truck driver warned that he would commit a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday

  Victim upset repeat DUI offender released from prison

“I have nightmares. I have terrible panic attacks,” said Shelby Smith.

  Man accused of threatening, kidnapping a child and setting a woman on fire, assigned public defender

Manning will attend face a judge again on Aug. 27. His bond is set at $1.3 million.

Binghampton man convicted of child sexual abuse

District Attorney General Amy Weirich says Santos Morales, 37, sexually abused the child while she and her family were spending the night at the apartment of her mother’s ex-boyfriend.

Memphis man convicted of child sexual abuse

Jimmie Lidell, 52, was found guilty on four counts of aggravated sexual battery, one count of attempted aggravated sexual battery and one count of solicitation of a minor.

  Suspects wanted in Orange Mound nightclub shooting

Officers responded to the scene of the shooting around 10 p.m. on the 3000 block of Park Avenue where a witness told officers the suspects allegedly arrived at the lounge in a stolen vehicle just before the shooting.

Two arrests made in decades-old rape, homicide cold case in Louisiana

Two men have been arrested on counts of first-degree murder, first-degree rape and aggravated kidnapping in connection with a cold case investigation that dates to 1980.

GPD: Burglary, theft suspect wanted in Germantown

GPD identified the suspect as Terrion Owens, 22, of Memphis in a Facebook post Monday morning.

Police: 2 suspects wanted in gas station robbery

According to the Memphis Police Department’s Facebook post, while the victim was at the check out counter one of the suspects took their wallet. Surveillance video shows the suspects walking through store.

Woman charged with aiding white supremacist’s jail escape

An Arkansas woman has been charged with helping the leader of a white supremacist gang and another inmate escape from a local jail last month

  Man wanted for impersonating police officer

A man was caught on camera impersonating a police officer, according to Memphis police.

  3 accused of wounding 81-year-old during purse snatching set for court

The three are accused of targeting older women in Memphis, even leaving an 81-year-old woman seriously hurt.

  Robbers shoot woman’s dog during escape attempt

Memphis Police are asking for your help finding a group of suspects who they believe are responsible for attempting to rob several people in Midtown.

  Police: 2 sex offenders arrested at McDonald’s near play area

The manager called police and when officers arrived, they say they found Collier and 51-year-old Morris Johnson, sitting next to the indoor playground as three children were playing.

MPD officers respond to hit and run crash on Getwell Rd.

According to the Memphis Police Department’s twitter account, a male pedestrian, 36, was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene around 12:10 a.m.

  MPD: 1 dead in Hardin Ave. shooting

Officers arrived at the 3300 block of Hardin Avenue at 10:42 p.m. to find a male victim had been shot.

  Man accused of threatening a child’s life and setting a woman on fire before police chase to appear in court

Police says Jeremy Manning, 42, is facing charges for aggravated assault on a police officer, kidnapping, child endangerment and arson.

  Cross County Jail administrator resigns days after wife arrested for holding teens at gunpoint

The jail administrator at the center of a controversy after his wife was arrested but never had her mugshot taken, has now resigned.

Man charged with shooting, paralyzing victim

Police have identified one of the two men suspected of shooting and paralyzing a man on July 16.

MPD: Bleeding victim enters store, no suspect reported

The bleeding victim entered the store where someone called and notified police.

  Poplar Ave. Chick-Fil-A suspect charged in multiple business robberies

Mohammed Abu-Obeid’s bond has been set at $61, 750 after police identified him in a series of business robberies since July of 2019.

  Firefighter accused of shooting relative appears in court

A Memphis firefighter has been relieved of duty without pay after allegedly shooting his uncle Wednesday night.

  Endangered missing 5-year-old in Miss. found

Kimzley Beech, 5, of Holcomb was last seen Friday night around 7:45 p.m. in the 200 block of Denton Road in Grenada County.

  Purse snatching suspects released twice without bond

Memphis Police have connected three young people to three purse snatching incidents at busy shopping areas, including one that left an elderly woman with serious injuries.

  No criminal charges filed against Ark. officer fired for pointing gun at driver during traffic stop

It was after an incident on May 26 that a Helena-West Helena police officer was fired and his partner resigned.

6 people arrested near I-40 and Canada Road after multi-county THP chase

THP is searching the area where the suspects allegedly threw something as they ran from troopers.

  Slain prison employee, Debra Johnson, laid to rest

Friends and family held a visitation to remember Debra Johnson, the Tennessee Department of Corrections administrator killed last week.

  Children arrested for threats against Oxford schools

Several children were arrested for making threats against Oxford schools.

  Tennessee inmate executed in electric chair for killings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee executed its third inmate in the electric chair since November, killing a man Thursday who maintained that he didn’t stab a mother and her 15-year-old daughter to death in 1986.

  Accused Walmart killer faces judge from hospital bed

Abram appeared via video arraignment Friday morning from his hospital bed.

  Memphis man says he had nothing to do with 2011 California mansion death

A Memphis man is at the center of a mysterious death at a California mansion and the family of the victim believes he is responsible.

  SCSO: No tips received in search of missing Cordova mother

Friends and family of a missing Cordova mother have been asked to hold off on a weekend search.

  Kroger purse-snatching suspects previously involved in same crime at Lowe’s

Three young people charged in a purse snatching that seriously injured an elderly Memphis women are connected to a new crime.

  Arkansas police officer fired for pointing gun at driver during traffic stop

Terry Daugherty was on paid administrative leave since May pending the investigation. According to the department, his employment was terminated effective Aug. 9.

  Store clerk found guilty of second degree murder in shooting, killing of teen

After three days of testimony, a jury has deliberated in the murder case against a store clerk accused of killing a teen who stole a beer.

Police: Woman raped and beaten by man she met online

A police affidavit says the victim had scratches on her face and marks on her neck consistent with being choked.